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Ohio University Graduate Catalog 2015-2017 
Ohio University Graduate Catalog 2015-2017 [Archived Catalog]

Music Education - MM

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Degree Title: Master of Music

Program Name and Number: Music Education - MM5182, MM5182A

Department/Unit: School of Music

Delivery Mode: Athens Campus

Program Mission: The focus of the graduate degree in Music Education is preparation to be a more skillful teacher. 

Program Learning Objectives: Students will demonstrate achievement of professional, entry-level competence in the major area. Original, professional, or clinical demonstration project resulting in a written paper suitable for presentation or publication at a professional meeting or in a professional journal.

Candidates will be able to:

  • Interpret and evaluate research in music education.
  • take leadership roles in the field of music education.
  • apply effective strategies for student learning
  • write articles and research in the field of music education.

Program Overview: The course work is divided equally between music education and other studies with many possible options that vary according to the student’s needs and interests.

Opportunities for Graduates: Although the focus of the program is upon preparation to be a more skillful teacher, many options are possible, including preparation for music administration and supervision. The degree program prepares students for permanent certification and doctoral study leading to college teaching. The coursework is divided equally among music education and other areas such as music theory, music history, jazz studies, and applied music (including conducting). Some candidates take related coursework in business, educational administration, theater, or interdisciplinary arts.

Graduation Requirements:

  1. Minimum of 30 hours
  2. Oral Exam
  3. A Profession Project, Thesis or Recital.
  4. The curriculum may be completed in 2 years.

Admission Requirements: Auditions demonstrating graduate-level proficiency are required for diagnostic purposes only. Taped auditions are accepted provisionally, and only when a personal audition is difficult or impossible to arrange. A writing sample on a topic assigned by the Music Education Division and a videotape rehearsal or teaching episode are also required.

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